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I slept away Saturday almost.  Got up, Kim tried to go to the gym, but a water main broke at the gym, so Kim & Jolene went for coffee instead.  Sherry texted Kim while was still out & wanted to go shopping.  I was asleep on the couch & got up at 6:00 pm.  Extremely lazy day for me.  Sunday was quiet.  Here we are on a long weekend Monday, just sitting around with an ice pack on my extremely sore.  I’ll post this & then you won’t hear from me until my nerve is all better.

My doctor should be in the office tomorrow, hopefully with a referral for a cortisone shot.  I’ve been to my chiropractor, a massage therapist, & a physio therapist since mid-November.  A cortisone shot is my last choice.  He told me they can mess with the bone structure.  I’ve had 7 since 2008, I think I’ll be OK.

 

3rd Ed Sheeran song from his upcoming/3rd album coming out on March 3rd.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheerans-tender-new-song-how-would-you-feel-paean-w467620

 

Walk off the Earth cover Ed Sheeran

 

Happy 20th anniversary to “Live” the album “Secret Samadhi”

 

10 best metal concept albums

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-concept-albums/#photogallery-1=11

 

I was just listening to this album yesterday & In Flames just shared a song from it!

 

Your guide to the 2017 rock and metal festivals

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-festivals-guide/#photogallery-1=1

 

Through all of this, I’ve had a lot of music to listen to.

Big Wreck on shuffle

 

Ascot Royals

 

Candlebox

 

Megadeth

 

I listened to our first dance song from our wedding

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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OFFENSIVE MUSIC

Kim threw out her back yesterday? She took some Tylenol when she came home yesterday. She’s home today since she can’t really move. She’s in bed at the moment.

Yes, I grabbed the new “Lamb of God” album last night to listen to while going to sleep. I fell asleep too fast only heard half of the album. I’ll let you know that the firs 5 songs are REALLY good for fans of “As the Palaces Burn”, “Ashes of the Wake”, & “Sacrament”, as for the rest of the album I’ll tell you more next week.

The music I listen to can be very offensive to others, & I get that. That’s why I don’t force my music to be played here on the stereo when Kim is home unless it’s something we both like or if it’s “….my birthday…..”

Rap music is my Kryptonite If it’s not “Beastie Boys” I’m out! Yes I like Bicardi rum!

For me most country music & rap music aren’t for me, slightly offensive. I don’t go to football games for the music. I say just play country music & 75% of the crowd will love it. Yes, more country music, I can tolerate it, it won’t make my ears bleed……………..much.

I forgot, I fell on Thursday doing my yoga. Not the first time & likely not the last.

Can we talk about wussy baseball players for a second? Good, thank you! There was a day game in Oakland yesterday. Blue Jays SS (Short Stop) had a ball thrown from the outfield. It bounced twice. Once on the ground, & once on the base runners back into Jose Reyes’ teeth, he left the game. Why?How many times have I blocked a ground ball with my chest, have a ball hit my head while at bat with a batting helmet on, etc. Just suck it up & maybe EARN the multi million dollar pay check to play a game? I’ve taken a baseball to the mouth before, no blood, stay in the game. I’ve left a game twice with an injury. Stretched tendons in my knee after colliding with a 1B player, & running flat out into foul ground to catch a pop up then two steps later running into a chain link fence, bending the top about a foot while getting a bruise, winded, & possibly some cracked ribs? If you’re being paid millions of dollars to play a game, suck it up & get on the playing surface Especially baseball, a baseball won’t hurt you unless you let it! Play the ball, don’t let the ball play you. I’m pretty sure one of my coaches said that.

Mumford & Sons music video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mumford-sons-saddle-up-in-rousing-ditmas-video-20150723

Halestorm atop mainstream rock

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6641749/halestorm-ties-record-mainstream-rock-songs

Teenage Time Killers’ album lineup!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/dave-grohl-pat-smear-nick-oliveri-supergroup-teenage-time-killers-stream-debut-album-listen/

Out Friday, July 31st

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/greatest-hits-vol.-1/id987153266

The link says it all. Not a big deal to me,since I’m not that into them.

http://loudwire.com/who-should-be-avenged-sevenfold-next-drummer/

25 year anniversary of Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” album. LANGUAGE!!! One F-Bomb

http://loudwire.com/panteras-cowboys-from-hell-musicians-celebrate-25th-anniversary/

Jimmy Fallon’s Madison Square Garden experience with U2

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fallon-explains-hilarious-u2-stage-cameo-it-almost-didnt-happen-20150724

New Prince album announced!! How did I become a fan of Prince? I couldn’t tell you?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/prince-announces-the-hit-run-album/

Paramore’s Hayley Williams gets an award. I’m old, I knew 2 groups out of 6, & only her name.

Hulk Hogan fired by WWE. I haven’t watched any type of wrestling in decades. I did practice with the wrestling team early on in high school though.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/hulk-hogan-fired-by-wwe-over-racial-tirade-20150724

Why would he want to play the roll of almost every Star Wars fan’s most unliked character?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/michael-jackson-wanted-to-play-jar-jar-binks-in-star-wars-20150724

Disturbed are still kickin’ around

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-lyric-video-immortalized-title-track/

Bono launches his own brand on sunglasses

http://www.nme.com/news/u2/87111?utm_campaign=nme-july-24-24-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Neil Young thinks he can change the world by taking on Monsanto

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/monsanto-fires-back-at-neil-young-over-new-documentary-20150724

I guess his “free world” doesn’t allow him to grow any of his food? I’m pro GMO, I’m cool if you aren’t ONLY IF you grow you grow your fruit & vegetables in your garden, if not, you do a scientific study & prove that 60% are wrong.

Watch the results from the audience after the debate , 32% pro, 30% against & 38% undecided before the debate, between scientists. After the debate 60% pro, 31% against, 9% undecided. I don’t vote, so I can’t complain, until you’re growing your food in your garden the way you want, what gives you the right to complain? It’s hard to argue with 1000s of scientific studies that result in favour of using GMOs. I guess the scientists keep getting it wrong?

Layne Staley, Alice in Chains, was offered the singing duties for “Audioslave” before he passed away from a heroin over dose. Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, got the job.

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-layne-staley-audioslave/

How “The Yardbirds” revolutionized rock.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-the-yardbirds-revolutionized-rock-live-on-the-bbc-20150724

Wolf Gang Van Halen article/interview about studio work with Mark Tremonti

http://www.bassguitarmagazine.com/interviews/studio-talk-wolfgang-van-halen/

Weezer spoof Tinder in new video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-weezer-explore-tinder-like-app-in-goofy-go-away-video-20150724

Stream the new “Finger Eleven” album

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/premiere-album-stream-finger-eleven-five-crooked-lines

Coheed & Cambria’s house renters turn home in to an illegal grow op

http://loudwire.com/coheed-and-cambria-frontman-renters-turned-house-into-an-illegal-pot-farm/

Radiohead did different stuff no one really thought of with guitar. Somebody else will pop up & possibly do something different too?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/billy-corgan-says-radiohead-is-the-last-band-that-really-did-anything-new-with-the-guitar/

New Janet Jackson video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-janet-jackson-burn-midnight-oil-in-no-sleeep-video-20150724

Five Finger Death Punch? Not for me thanks.

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-sept-4-release-got-your-six-new-song-hell-to-pay/

LANGUAGE!!!

Big Wreck shared it…

Today’s Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-the-worlds-most-dangerous-reunion/

Songs I like. “Melissa Auf Der Maur” the red headed bass player for Hole then The Smashing Pumpkins. She released 2 solo albums, one of them you will not find.

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Bye,

Chris

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I have a question. Has U2 found what they’re looking for? Honestly, they were my favourite group once I heard “The Joshua Tree”. Then I grew my U2 catalogue with everything up to & including “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”.

10 best metal riffs of the ’90s according to http://www.loudwire.com
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-riffs-1990s/

I’ve gotta say the new ‘Muse’ album “Drones” I was really excited for but it’s starting to ware off already. It’s great but not really what I was expecting? Tremonti came out the same day & really surprised me with how good it was!

Muse starts off really good then goes on a slow decline after this first track.

Pentatonix doing the “Evolution of Michael Jackson”

Finger Eleven album review, available July 31st
http://rock.about.com/od/reviews/tp/Album-Reviews-Upcoming-New-Releases-by-Finger-Eleven-and-Failure.htm

Taylor Swift made enough noise & apple heard, artists will be paid for the 30 day free trial of apple’s new streaming site.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-music-bows-to-taylor-swift-will-pay-artists-during-free-trial-20150622

Finger Eleven TV interview.
http://fox17online.com/2015/06/22/finger-eleven-prepares-to-drop-new-album/

Janet Jackson song from upcoming album this fall.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janet-jackson-promises-no-sleeep-on-alluring-new-single-20150622

Is it just me or does it seem as though musicians are pushing their albums out really fast? Last week she announced the new album & today there’s a single & an expected release date for the fall? That seems really quick to me. I would think someone would release a single, announce the release date for the album once it’s recorded? I don’t know how things like that work, but it seems as though many artists like to work “under pressure”.

Don’t know why? This has been stuck in my head lately? I must need an “Odds” fix. This album was released in ’93, I’ve listened to it around 4 times since 2008 & it still holds up for me.

More debates over Apple’s streaming music site.
http://www.nme.com/news/taylor-swift/86365?utm_campaign=nme-june-22-22-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I don’t want my music streaming. How about a subscription to iTunes? I can download for free while Apple pays the artists? We’ve always been able to purchase vinyl, cassettes, CDs or digital files & now you’re taking away the opportunity to own music? If you’re paying them a decent amount for a streaming/radio site, maybe take a look & do the same with iTunes so I can download it & own it instead of paying for renting music for the rest of my life? Look at what you made & what’s wrong with it then fix it? Don’t just build a better mouse trap, fix the old one? More reaction to this topic…
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/86370?utm_campaign=nme-june-22-22-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Why Apple says Taylor Swift was right.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-exec-eddy-cue-why-taylor-swift-was-right-20150622

If I can’t OWN it legally, torrent files it is! Where you pay $0.00 for anything digital. You take my stuff away, I’ll take your’s away. I have nothing against others using a streaming service. For me it’s like renting an apartment, once you stop paying, you lose the apartment. If you’re paying your mortgage eventually you’ll own your living space. You’ll never own the apartment by paying rent.

John Oliver’s take on the Charleston shooting. Why is this still happening? If you hit your head against a concrete wall 400+ times you’d think it would start to hurt after a while?
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-olivers-epic-takedown-of-the-confederate-flag-20150622

Article with “Lamb of God” members on their comeback album now that Randy Blythe is a free man.
http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22671-lamb-chops-the-tools-and-techniques-behind-lamb-of-gods-crushing-comeback-album
POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!

Tool announce a Halloween show.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/tool-announce-halloween-concert-as-first-live-performance-of-2015/

Tribute band fills in for Foo Fighters
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/foo-fighters-tribute-band-fills-in-for-real-foo-fighters-with-last-minute-gig-in-london/

Aziz Ansari’s serious take on modern love.
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/aziz-ansaris-serious-take-on-modern-love-20150622

Big Wreck live.

Personally, along with many other baseball fans this is not right. Pete Rose bet on his team to win one game he was managing not playing in & he bet on them to win. Suspension, fine I agree, lifetime ban from baseball not right. Baseball is currently looking around the corner of inducting steroid users into the ‘Hall of Fame’. If one steroid user get’s in, most of the fans will react in a negative fashion.
http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/pete-rose-is-finally-out-of-second-chances-20150622

Songs I like. “John Mayer”

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


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Chris

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Finger Eleven tour dates
http://www.fingereleven.com/tour-dates/

Can’t say I was a big fan of Beck in the ’90s other than the album “Odelay”, not the one with “Loser”, but the one after with these 2 songs…
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beck-looks-to-dance-floor-with-funky-new-song-dreams-20150615

Foo Fighters’ 30 song soundtrack to ‘Sonic Highways’ TV series available for streaming!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stream-spacey-soundtrack-to-foo-fighters-sonic-highways-20150615

‘Smash Mouth’ singer goes on tirade at show. Honestly didn’t know they were still around? LANGUAGE!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/smash-mouth-singer-goes-on-tirade-attempts-to-fight-fans-after-being-pelted-with-loaves-of-bread/

REALLY? Sharknado 3? I couldn’t sit through more than 10 minutes on the first 2? Sharks in a tornado? Bahahahaha! The only reason the actors took the job was because it was to outrageous not to take.
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/new-teaser-for-sharknado-3-oh-hell-no-released-wat/380865?utm_campaign=nme-june-15-15-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Janet Jackson announces tour, even she has a tour date in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan? I’m not a fan of her. That’s a big name act though!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janet-jackson-announces-unbreakable-world-tour-20150615

Regina based metal group sign new deal with Italian record label “Kolony Records”.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/into-eternity-signs-with-kolony-records/

Gotta say, I’m really enjoying Tremonti’s “Cauterize” & Muse’ “Drones” albums right now! I listen to my iTunes through the home stereo more than on my iPod.

I guess this Beck single is pretty good. Sounds like something I’d buy & never listen to though.

50 best things Rolling Stone magazine saw at the Bonnaroo festival
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-things-we-saw-at-bonnaroo-2015-20150615/best-story-for-your-kids-bonnaroo-weddings-20150615

Number 1 is where the list starts it’s Billy Joel!

It’s old, I’ve seen it before, but I had to watch Dave Grohl on Craig Kilbourn again.

Metal sucks Podcast with Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. I’m listening to it at the moment possible LANGUAGE!!
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/06/15/103-lamb-of-god-drummer-chris-adler/

Music fans deal with stereotypes as well, everybody fits in to some sweeping stereotype that isn’t true for everyone involved. I like hard rock & metal. Before I was in a wheelchair, I’d go to these type of shows & get a pat down before entering the venue. Fair enough keep it clean keep it safe. After being patted down with nothing on me to be found, they’d let me in. There was one show that they asked me if I had a cell phone & if it took pictures. I told them yes, they asked me to take it back to my vehicle. Whoever I was seeing requested no photos or videos during the performance. I had no intention of doing either, but I did what I was told. No big deal? Now I’m in a wheelchair, they look at me and quietly say “Ah, he won’t hurt anybody”. I never went to a show with the intent to hurt someone or ruin the show for someone. There’s always a few bad apples that slip “…..through the cracks….” & do something stupid to causes security to see if your bringing a weapon or drugs in to the venue. Look at the Craven Valley Jamboree. A Country music festival though I’ve never been to it so I don’t know if they pat you down at the entrance or check the camping tent, trailer or RV. I have heard of rape & sexual assaults occurring at the event. Police aren’t going to catch everyone going to the festival, that’s a ton of people & they’re not all bad people, a lot of them just want to hang out & have fun. I’ve never heard of rape, murder or assault at the shows I’ve been to. Security just wants to be assured that you’re safe while you’re there. If you don’t want them to touch you, I recommend a wheelchair! Bazinga!

This is the song I broke my nose to in a rock festival in’99. In a mosh pit in Saskatoon while watching one of my favourite bands.

Songs I like. “Islander” I only have the one album & I like it, at the same time I don’t need anymore from them. There’s an EP & maybe another full length album on iTunes?




https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/violence-destruction/id876792852

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


Bye,

Chris

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Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl invites 8 year old boy on stage to duet with the kid. LANGUAGE!!! YES WITH AN 8 YEAR OLD????
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/85882?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Hayley Williams (Paramore) doesn’t relate to some older songs. Her view has changed on some topics.
http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/85886?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Fidlar” parody ’90s videos
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/fidlar-parody-your-favorite-nineties-videos-in-40oz-on-repeat-20150602

“Darkness” guitarist would leave if they went digital.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/darkness-dan-hawkins-doesn-t-do-digital

Chris Adler (Lamb of God drummer) to play a live show with Megadeth!

New Tom Petty song!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-unearths-shimmering-lost-song-somewhere-under-heaven-20150602

Walk off the Earth new song

Fantastic album by “Third Ion” out of Regina. Not beat you over the head death metal, more a mellow type of metal.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

Who would have thought the mighty would fall so far? Now Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) is doing a “reality” show.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/tony-iommi-in-search-for-guitar-star

The super group “Teenage Time Killer” have released a song from their album. Lots of Dave Grohl playing bass on the track listing.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/teenage-time-killers-share-ferocious-new-song-ode-to-sean-hannity-featuring-jello-biafra-listen/

New Muse video!!!!!!

Chris Cornell’s solo album, Higher Truth, to be released September 18th tour dates in the link below
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18 This is where I stopped following his solo stuff (from the 2nd album). Just checked out his 3rd solo album, it sounds good to me.

Led Zeppelin announce final three deluxe reissues.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18

I hope this doesn’t mean the end of Paramore?

Unheard version of The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’ with Eric Clapton

Rent this movie from iTunes Americans, it might help you understand what Canadians truly are?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/being-canadian/id985374292

Full length Foo Fighters show.

Janet Jackson preps first album in 7 years
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janet-jackson-preps-first-new-album-in-seven-years-20150603

Wednesday, June 17th at The Exchange in Regina, Limblifter! I wanna go!

Another Muse song!!!!!

This came from a Thornley demo on Ian Thornley’s My Space page

Muse wants to turn ‘Drones’ album into a musical
http://www.nme.com/news/muse/85905?utm_campaign=nme-june-3-03-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I think ‘Slayer’ is somewhat over rated?

If ‘Imagine Dragons’ are the type of rock music for the rest of the decade, I’ll keep looking for the music I want to hear! They aren’t terrible, not what my ears want to hear.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/imagine-dragons-on-trippy-new-arena-show-paul-simon-obsession-20150603?page=2

Interview/article with Joe Hahn of ‘Linkin Park’
http://crypticrock.com/interview-joe-hahn-of-linkin-park-talks-filmmaking/

Remember little Jordan Cook from Saskatoon? He’s all grown up & goes by the stage name of Reignwolf! (Blues music)

Dave Grohl after the Death of Kurt Cobain

Spotify, Google Play, Pandora Radio, iTunes, & CD stores suck at the moment. I want to own my music, so I use iTunes. That being said, who do you think is getting most of the money? Not the musicians but iTunes & the label are likely getting the bigger piece of the pie. Do you want a radio subscription until you die or do you want to go to sleep at night knowing your music is there and you own it, you’re not turning on a “radio station” to play music. You’re turning on you’re home stereo or iPod. All of that cheap music will be there no matter what. I still purchase the odd CD & as many
Blu-rays as I can fit in here. I don’t plan on having a Netflix account for the rest of my life. I’ll go to a theater, rent the movie on iTunes or just buy the movie. Free streaming sites sort of seem like a pirated product to me. Even iTunes for music isn’t all that & a bag of chips. How will a new group or artist be able to afford to go on tour if they’re broke? What if I don’t want to see them in concert? I like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, will I go to see her in concert if she comes to a venue anywhere near me? No. I’m not huge on country music, which will likely be included in her show. I downloaded the album from iTunes. “You’re welcome! I just gave you pennies for your album that probably cost you $900+ to make”. That doesn’t sound right to me?

Yes, I have “Hoobastank”, “Iced Earth”. “In Darkness”, & “Idle Sons” I like the sound of these groups, but I couldn’t pick out one song in particular, so here’s what you’re getting today………

Songs I like! “In Flames”





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Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris